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'Animal Practice': JoAnna Garcia Swisher holds her own with Justin Kirk and Crystal the monkey

Now more than ever, JoAnna Garcia Swisher knows it takes "Practice" to be a series star.The wife of New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher previously was a regular on "Reba," "Privileged" and "Better With You." Also following a guest arc on "Gossip Girl," she resumes weekly work as NBC gives the fall sitcom "Animal Practice" an early premiere Sunday, Aug. 12 ... also the night the network televises the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.Garcia Swisher plays the new boss at a veterinary clinic where the main doctor (Justin Kirk, "Weeds") gets along much better with animals than with people, including the woman he now must answer to."I knew what I was hoping to bring to it," the actress tells Zap2it, "and I was very blessed to have such a creative and collaborative team behind me." That includes executive producers Anthony and Joe Russo of "Arrested Development" fame.The regular run of "Animal Practice"... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/animal-practice-joanna-garcia-swisher-holds-her-own-with-justin-kirk-and-crystal-the-monkey.html